Partner Focus: Bear-Paw Regional Greenways

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways held a Growing the Greenways fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, 2016 which proved to be a resounding success.

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The Breakfast in the Barn! event was held in the Kitz Barn in Strafford which was built at the Taylor Egg Farm in Madbury in 1837-38. The Kitz family disassembled the barn in 2004 and carefully coded each piece before moving the barn to Strafford.

Approximately 100 people attended the fundraiser. The goal was to match a $20,000 grant from the M. Thelma Crowell Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The funds will go toward a new Bear-Paw position to support the organization’s efforts to conserve lands in their region.

With an initial influx of support before the breakfast, the $20,000 goal was met, and then topped by more than $2,000, according to Bear-Paw Executive Director Daniel Kern.

“However, there’s still an opportunity for our friends to contribute!  We need to pay for the new Land Protection and Stewardship position beyond just the first year that is funded by the grant and the breakfast. If anyone would like to make a donation to support Growing the Greenways they can contact the office or go to our website (”

Daniel Kern recently let PREP know that the position that this fundraising effort provided has been posted! Please share this posting with anyone who you know might be interested in working with a great organization!


PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.